A bit about us and how The Krinkle Project came to be.
How We Got Involved
We chose to open our new law office in Durham Region in 2015 and our grand opening was in July. From the start, we wanted to develop a program for the community, in the community, that would make a difference.
“From the moment they learn about our program, people can understand why we chose to get involved,” says Barb. “I would like to devote even more time to The Krinkle Project, but we still need to focus on growing our business, too.”
What You Can Do
If you are able to make a small, financial donation, we are always appreciative.
During the year, retailers often discount merchandise either before or at the end of the season. Consider adding a few items to your shopping cart, as they will be beneficial to families who are operating with very small budgets and need to cover many expenses.
To distribute loot bags to children who are temporarily living in Women’s Shelters. Currently, these bags are delivered to 8 Women’s Shelters in the G.T.A. (Greater Toronto Area.)
President and Co-Founder
Barb Wiseberg wears several hats. She is the Director of Communications for Darrel Hotz – Barrister & Solicitor.”
She is the President and Co-Founder of The Krinkle Project, a program that has donated more than 125,000 individual items to children who are emporarily living in Women’s Shelters in the G.T.A.
“This year, during COVID, has been the most rewarding since we began in 2015.”, noted Barb.
“After sending out donation requests in January, many companies had to say no this year, with deep regrets, which we fully understand.
BUT then, one by one, the magic of community began to take shape. Individual donations, from a few boxes of crayons to several hundred packages of markers and coloured pencils, began to arrive.
Back to School 2020 has been our most successful distribution yet; our volunteers delivered 5 carloads of backpacks, portfolios and a variety of school supplies to “our kids.”
And – showcasing the absolute generosity of both private and public donors, we were able to distribute the following:
- Over 60 handmade, knitted blankets
- 300 bottles of hand sanitizer
- 400 face shields
- 600+ washable face masks
Truly, our small program continues to make a difference. Thank you to our sponsors, our donors, our tireless volunteers and the staff at each of the shelters that we support.”
Joey Hotz is a student at U of T in the Data Science Program.
In high school, Joey participated in several clubs and activities, including two terms as the Treasurer of Student Council, and Class Valedictorian, Northern Seconday School, Toronto.
Generation after generation, Joey’s family has been giving back to their community in a wide variety of ways so it is natural that he wanted to get involved as well. He is the Co-Founder of The Krinkle Project, and is involved in all aspects, from decision-making, forecasting, to packing and delivering the loot bags to the shelters.
“The Krinkle Project allows me to appreciate how fortunate I am”, says Joey. “Through the collection, sorting, packing and distribution of the loot bags, I am helping a variety of children in different situations, and it is a great feeling. We have some great ideas on how to expand the program, and look forward to sharing these once they are implemented. Stay tuned!!!!”